According to statistics from the state government, a total of 15,617 people have been proven to have been infected with the new Sars-Cov2 coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. According to an estimate by the Robert Koch Institute, 12,300 are considered recovered. 264 deaths are according to this Statistics from the state registration office in connection with the viral disease Covid-19, no case has been added since the previous day. However, the Pinneberg district has not yet reported any figures (data as of December 5).
The following table shows how many corona cases from the districts and urban districts have been reported to the state registration office in total – since the beginning of the pandemic (“Cases” column). These values are published once a day. The “+/-” column shows the change in this value compared to the previous day. The incidence indicates how many cases per 100,000 population have been reported in total according to this statistic. Due to late registrations and delays in the reporting channel, the information provided by the districts or the RKI may differ. If local health authorities don’t report cases, it may mean the authorities haven’t become aware of any new infections – or they won’t be reported to the country for the next few days.
114 sick people are currently in the hospital
114 people are currently in hospital because of Covid-19 – just as many as the day before. 24 Covid-19 patients are in intensive therapy (-0), 12 patients need ventilation (-0). The previous high was in Schleswig-Holstein on April 5th. At that time, a total of 162 patients were treated in clinics.
The following map shows the utilization of the intensive care units in Schleswig-Holstein – summarized at the level of the districts and urban districts. If you select a region (touch or click), you will find out exactly how high the load is there and you will receive information on how many corona patients are being treated in the intensive care unit and how many are being ventilated. The status of the date in the table must be observed. Due to delays in the reporting process, the information provided by the clinics or the DIVI intensive care register may differ.
Development of the number of corona cases in Schleswig-Holstein
Risk area from 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants
The infection rate is very different in the counties and urban districts in Schleswig-Holstein. According to calculations by the state, there are significantly more cases in Kiel, Lübeck and the four districts that border Hamburg than in the rest of the country. A district or an urban district is considered a risk area if the threshold of 50 newly reported infections per 100,000 inhabitants is exceeded within seven days. This value is very dynamic and changes every day with the new information about reported infections. Some districts and urban districts in Schleswig-Holstein have reached this critical threshold or are close to it – that is why the state government reacted by adapting the measures after consultation with Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state premiers.
On the following map you can see the infection rate in the counties in the five northern German states. The figures are based on data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). They were sent to the RKI the day before the specified date. This makes them the most recent comparable values that we can access automatically. They are not as up-to-date as the numbers that the circles publish on their pages. The information can therefore vary slightly from one another. To see the values in the circles, move the mouse over the districts (desktop) or tap on the corresponding circle (smartphone and tablet):
What these numbers say – and what not
The state government’s statistics show how many confirmed corona infections are known to the authorities in the country and were reported via the intended route. What the statistics cannot clearly show, let alone the current day, is the speed with which the virus is spreading. Because the number of people who have newly tested positive usually also includes post-reported cases from several days. There are delays in the reporting chain, especially around weekends and public holidays.